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Coaches of The Year ,..illiillo!IJI;Ij;f~

ALL-STARS

and seventh straight playoff

appearance, oneoftheflve longest current/streaks in Ohio.

led Di~sion II reg1onal finalist Kings with nearly 1.000 total yards. Also re· turned two kickoffs and two punts for IDs as special teams player of year in FAVC Cardinal,

Passed for

2,260 yards and 291Ds. Rushed for 1.001 yards and 20 TDs. Named Ohio Division II cooffensive player of year.

First team allstate, all-district and all-league for second consecutive season. Helped lead Wyoming to Division Ill playoffs.

All-district,

Voted defensive player of year in CHL, second team all-state, as Reading reached the Division IV regional finals.

runner-up FAVC Cardinal defensive player of year, 62 tackles for Division II playoff team.

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Divisions II-VI Honorable Mention Bdll- KeYin Brown,Jostl Srioek, Cllase l.ampi,Ridl:yPate;Baii'NI-MattHeber,Erlc Hutson:a.tiNI-Tate-K)feA!r'B'fS,JaSOOProYins, Scott Reardon; BIMcMster - Andrew Zlegelmeyet, Mid< Gauden, Josh Weisflock: CHCA- Andmw Carroll. Ryan Huxtable, Robbie Wl13on, Dan Stull, Jefem~ Se&bohm, Mike DeNomii;CIDciiiUIICD-PhilllpWaller,Brad Keiser, lan Mclean, Richard Geier, Webb Lawrence, Martin LBonard; cterMont Northeut· ern - Donnie T~ CMnton·Masale • Gl1g Rose, N.MMn lhob8ben. Dan Ivins. Kyle RtxJ.

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Playoffs

Moeller falls in OT after try for two foiled Colerain runs way from Clayton Northmont 35-12 ,.

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Moeller failed on a twopoint conversion attempt in overtime and the Crusaders fell to Huber Heights Wayne 35-34 in a Division I playoff game Saturday night at Lockland. After winning the coin toss, Moeller elected to go on defense. Wayne scored on its second play when quarterback AJ. Lash ran in from 2 yards out. The extra· point kick was good, giving Wayne a 35-28lead. Moeller bounced right back on its possession. Reed Hamilton ran in from 2 yards out- his fourth touch· down of the day. But instead of kicking the extra point to force a second possession, Moeller coach Bob Crable elected to go for the two-point conversion and the victory. But a pitchout to Hamil· ton was muffed during the exchange from quarterback Ben McGrath. Moeller had rallied in spectacular fashion to force overtime. The Crusaders trailed 28-20 with 46 seconds left in regulation. Moeller drove 75 yards in seven plays, culminating in a 33-yard touchdown pass from McGrath to Blake Carter with nine seconds

left. Carter received an un· sportsmanlike conduct penalty for celebrating the score but made amends by catching an 18-yard twopoint conversion pass from McGrath to tie the game and force overtime. Hamilton finished the game with 142 yards rushing. Huber Heights Wayne will advance to play Elder; Moeller finishes the season at 7-4. lluborllel8llls 714 0 7 W----~ - - · - - - 7 7 0 l4

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THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

PREP FOOTORLL RLL-STRRS 2002 Players of The Year ~illli:Ulithji:J-.a.

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Senior QB 5-foot-8 180 pounds.

Senior QB 6-1 190

Led city in passing (2,569 yards, 19 TDs) and was second among Division I rushers (1,387 yards, 24 TDs). Rrst team all-state.

Passed for 2,260 yards and 29 TDs. Rushed for 1,001 yards and 20 TDs. Named Ohio Division II co-offensive player of year.

Senior RB 5-11 205 Led CHl in scortng (94 points). Rushed for 1,344 yards (6.5 average), 15 TDs. Rushed for school-record 345 yards in one game.

Offensive player of year in CHL as QB. Helped lead Reading to Division IV regional finals. Rushed for 496 yards (5 TDs) and passed for 1,087 (6 TDs).

First team allstate. Rushed for 2,353 yards to lead Greater Cincinnati. Scored 31 TDs for Division V playoff team.

Second team all-state. Rushed for 1,280 yards and 17 TDs for Division VI playoff team.

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Johnny Long Sen'ior QB 5-foot-8 180 pounds. Co-offensive back of the year in GCL Rushed for 1,292 yards (9.2 per carry) and 16 TDs.

Led city in passing (2,569 yards, 19 TDs) and was second among Division I rushers (1,387 yards, 24 TDs). Rrst team all-state.

Princeton

Elder

Senior RB 5-7 165

Junior WR 5-11 180

Senior WR 6-3 185

Rushed for 1,1:.!0 yards (9.9 per carry) and scored 15 touchdowns. Led team to regional finals.

Broke city record with 85 receptions, for 1,127 yards and seven touchdowns.

First team allstate. Player of the year in GCl with 60 catches for 1,391 yards (23.2-yard average) and 13 TDs.

Second team all-state, first team all-distrtct. Helped lead Elder to Division I state title

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Colerain Senior OL 6-6 265 Second team all-distrtct, first team aii-GCL. Helped lead Elder to Division I state title.

Firstteam allstate. led Anderson to second consecutive 10-1 season, rated one of top linemen in Midwest.

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St. Xavier Senior DL 6-5 260

Senior OL 6-0 260

Junior OL 6-3 220

Senior PK

An all-state choice for the second consecutive year. Helped lead team to regional finals.

Top vote-getter on aii-GMC team for linemen. Helped Sycamore score 34 points a game.

Rrst team alldistrict. leading kick scorer in GMC with 48-of-49 PATs, 6-of-6 on FGs, including a 48-yarder.

5-11

185 Shattered Elder school record with 27 sacks. Named Ohio tri-defensive player of the year in Division I.

Rrst team allstate. Co-defensive lineman of the year in GCL SoUth with 15 sacks, 30 QB hurries.

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Senior DL 6-6 280 Had 54 tackles, including 8 for loss. Rrst team all-district.

Led city in tackles for loss (28), with 69 tackles overall. Defensive player of the year in Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye division.

Named defensive player of the year in GMC. led team in tackles the past two years, including 12 tackles for loss this year.

Named SOPl Player of the Year on defense with over 100 tackles. Committed to uc.

First team aiiGCL, second team all-district. Had 73 tackles, two fumble recoveries.

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Senior lB 6-3 240

Senior DB 5-8 170

Helped anchor Colerain defense the past two years, accounting for 15 tumovers. Had five sacks this year. Helped lead team to regional fi. nals.

GMC runner-up defensive player of the year. Although a DB, he had three sacks and 11 tackles for loss.

Division I Honorable Mention

John Karnes Lebanon Junior

Senior DB6-0 185 Rrst team alldistrict. Had eight interceptions, keying a unit that had 30. Hel~red lead team to regional sem.lfr.nals.

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6-3 185 Had 94 tackles, three interceptions (one for a TO). One of state's top college prospects. All-distrtct for two consecutive years.

Rrst team all· distrtct. Led GMC in punting at 38.8 yards per punt.

Aiken- Paul Griffin, Nehemi- John nemeier. ah Brooks, Johnny White, Chris Fairfield - Ritchie Allen, Brett Hall, Larry Ruffin; Amelia- Joel Van Cleat, Wayne Hambrick; Steinmetz, Vance Phillips; Ander- Hamilton -Adell Givens, Nate son - Nick Knapmeyer, Mickey Mahon; Harrison- Alan Brech, Mulholland, John Porter, BranMatt Bachman, Chris Agnew, Jeff don Wamsley, Ted Charlton, Browning, Brad McDonough, KeDrew Hubbard; Colerain - Rob vin Vaught, Ross Brown; Hughes Keirn, Jermalne Johnson, Andre -James Brooks, lester Waller, Revels, Mike Moeller, Jason AlDamarious Dunklin, Michael St. len, Mister Simpson, Erick FitzClair, Melvin Thomas; Lakota patrick, Justin Miller, Nick Kern, East- David Joseph, Tony JohnAndre Dinkins, Terrill Byrd; Elder son, ian Opiela, Nick Coltrane, - Marty Bauer, John Wolff, Rob Bryan Mullins, Scott Wyckoff; LaFlorian, Pat Lysaght, Kurt Ginkota West- Steve Rehling, Dadllng, Branden Wittwer, Cody vid Garner, Dane Romero; La King, Mike Riga, Kevin Hamist, Salle - Brent Celek, Brian HolthChris Chambers, Tony Arszman, aus, Jarrod Betz, Ryan Stanchek,

Eric Elias, Tom Doersam. Lebanon - Zach Stewart, Andrew Jones, Dan Tucker, Eric Dixon, Ron Maag, Joe Snapp, Tyler Pritchard, Chris Addison; Mason -Tony Gentene, David Marmora, Kevin Martin, Ricky Meyers, Adam Quackenbush; Middle· town - Anthony Farthing, Jimmy Calhoun, Marc Johnson, Ryan Jarrett; Milford- Joey Razzano, Eric Roeder, Josh Allen, Seth DeBra; Moeller- Cameron Goode, Greg Meisner, Craig Becker, Chris Wessel, Ryan Lukens, Blake Contadino, David Starvaggi, Rob Allen, Chris Borman; Oak Hills Ricky Cornelius, Tony King, Billy

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Princeton- Dallas Haggard, Marcus Brooks, Steve Leppert, Dwight Thompson, Adrian Moore; St. xavter- Sam McDonald, Bret Betz, Jim Gruber, Luke Linz, Brad Ralph, Craig Sander, Ethan Barnes, Rob Mahoney, Scott Rouse; Sycamore - Alex Moore, Ross Sferra, Gene Dolgin, Scott Kane, Willie Million; Western Hills - Desmond Gault, Taurean Stephens; Winton Woods - An· drew Johnson, Anthony Johnson, Justin Long, Andrew Booker, Craig Worthen, Jason Kennedy; Withrow- Ivan Madaris, Matthew Lowry.


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Tuesday. It was BSU's first Joss after three straight home wins. Ball State is still figuring out how to play without star forward Theron Smith, Buckley said. Smith, a preseason Wooden Award candidate who averaged 19.6 points and 10.9 rebounds last , season, played just three games :and decided to sit out the remain: der of the season because of pro:Ionged tendinitis in his right knee. E-mail ddow@enquirer.com : Smith intends to apply for a medical .J-edshirt after this season and re; turn as a fifth-year senior next year. • But for now, the Cardinals are • trying to come up with some offen:sive firepower without him. · "It's changed us tremendously," Buckley said. "Without him here, : everyone has to find new ways to :scored and defend to help this team." : Senior Chris Williams has certainly stepped up. The long-range _specialist has scored 23, 28 and 23 _,J>Oints, respectively, in BSU's last _three games, improving his season average to 23.0. "He is one of the better scorers in the country," Matta said. "He can :just flat out score." Cameron Echols leads the Cardinals' starters in field-goal shooting at 47 percent with a 13.8 scoring . average, and guard Matt McCollum averages 10.9 points per game. :After those three, no one else averages more than five points, but five

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WHEN/WIERE: 8 p.m. Saturday at Fawcett Stadium (22,375), Canton. RECORDS: Elder 13-1, Warren Harding 14-0. TV: ONN (Time Warner analog channel19, digital channel105; Adelphia Channel 3 (Delhi), Channell? (Amelia), Channel 2 (Uberty, Fairfield, Morrow, Turtlecreek, Collinsville, Ross). RADIO: WTSJ-AM (1050), WBOB-AM (1160), WCKY-AM (1360). WHAT TO WATCH: Elder averages 34.6 points per game, Harding 32.0. Elder's defense allows an average of 18.9 points per game, Harding 10.9. There was one common opponent, ·Cleveland St. Ignatius, which both teams beat (Elder 45-35, Harding 24-17). Beyond the numbers, there is Elder's great offensive size against Harding's tremendous defensive speed. On the other side, Harding alternates quarterbacks and Elder relies on defensive quickness. Key players include Elder QB Rob Florian (2,278 yards passing and 23 TDS, 919 yards rushing and 7 TDs), RB Bradley Glatthaar (1,930 . yards rushing, 32 TDs) and WRBilly Poland (57 rec., 1,333 yards, 13 TDs). Defensively, Elder's Tony CarVitti has 110 tackles (25 sacks), linebacker Tony Arszman has 90 tackles and linebacker Chris Chambers has 78 tackles . For Harding, there is QB Mike Kokal (1,083 yards passing, 8 TDs) and QB Mike Phillips (680 yards, 6 TDs), who rotate. RB Richard Davis has rushed for 11410 yards and 16 TDs. Defensively, DE Anthony Hoke has 80 tackles (28 for loss), safety Stefan Alexander has·83 tackles and LB James Johnson has 75 tackles. BOTTOM LINE: Elder appears to have the size ·and speed needed to combat a quick Harding team on artificial turf. For Elder, the key might be getting past the fatigue of the long trip (four-pius hours by bus Saturday morning). The Panthers fell behind 14-0 to Findlay last week, and probably can't afford that this week. Elder's potent offense need to score in the 30s again. • Tom Groeschen

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Elder defensive tackle Tony carvtttl (left) is known for chasing down opposing quarterbacks, such as Findlay's Kyle Johann last week. Car.;iti set a school record with 25 sacks this seasol') and was named the state's tri-defensive player of the year.

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downs by I..ouisville Trinity star Brian Brobm in Week 2, the Panthers haven't lost a game. Elder's offense set a school record by averaging ~7.1 points dur. ing the regular season, but the By T• GrttsCIIeii·defense - wh.ile allowing about ne Chltit~llllti EltQwinr twice as many points as JastyearElder football fans had it all ng- has made its share of big plays. ured out. Combine the Panthers' Only three starters returned rugged 2001 defense with their from a defense that allowed just explosive 2002 offense, and you'd 9.7 points per game in 2001. Sehave a state championship team. nior linebacker Andrew Acker· 1bat was the thinking, at least man and senior defensive back back in September. On Saturday, Ricky Brown led that unit. Els:ler's defense shares the glozy This year, the Panthers had no as the Panthers prepare for the apparent defensive stars. But deDivision I state championship fensive tackle Tony Carvitti game agains: Warrett Harding at (school-record 25 sacks), and 8 p.m. in Canton. linebackers Tony Arszman (90 "We struggled some on de- tackles) and Chrl.s Chambers (78 fense at the beginning of the t;ackles) have taken charge. year," Elder coach Doug Ramsey Regular starters also include li· said. "We knew at the beginning nemen Branden Wittwer, Tony ·ofthe season we would take some Stegeman and Mike Zielasko, lumps because we were sfarting linebackers Kevin Hamist and six or seven )miors." Seth Priestle, and defensive After being strafed for 380 backs Drew Met;z, Brett CIJJ'Iill, · passing yards and four touch- John Tiemeier and Cody King.

Carvitti, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound senior defensive tackle, was named Ohio Division I tri-defen· sive player of the year. "We were kind of inexperi· encec1 at the beginning," Carvitti said. "We were just average all around. The Trinity game was a wake-up call for us." Three weeks later, the defense made a statement as Elder trav.eled to Cleveland and beat defending state· champion St. Ignatius 45-35. "We gave up 35, but there were nine times when St. Ignatius went three plays and out," Ram· sey said. "We've given uP some points, but we've played against some great offensive teams." Elder is allowing 18.9 points per game, about twice the 2001 team's average. But in the Panthers' four-game playoff run this year, they are allowing 17.3 per game and have made several big plays. For instance: • In a 20-14 first-round win over St. Xavier, Elder held the

Bombers scoreless for the final three quarters. • lp. the second round, Elder beat Huber Heights Wayne 31-3 for its lowest defensive allowance all season. • In the regional finals, Harnist intercepted a pass at the Colerain 20-yard line with 27 seconds left to preserve a 28-21 Elder victory. Carvitti had a sack on the previous play and a quarterback hurry on Hamisfs interception. • In the state semifinals, El· der held Findlay scoreless in the final quarter of a 34-31 win. A sack by Hamist ended Fmdlay's final possession with 6:52left, and the Panthers' offense held the· ball the rest of the game. · This week, Elder faces a Warren Harding team that averages 32 points per game. "We-have to stop the run and make them pass," Carvitti said. "They have some speedy receivers, and we've got to cover them. Ifs another big challenge, but it's a lot of fun being here."

• 1980-Moeller def Massillon Washington 30-7 •1981-canlon McKinley def Moeller 13-o • 1982-Moeller def Massillon Washington 35-14 • 1983-Princeton def Akron Galfleld 24-6 • 1984.-Toledo St Francis DeSales def North Canton Hoover 17-14 • 1985-Moeller def Canton McKinley 35-11 • 1986-Fairfield def Lakewood St. Edward 21·20 • 198 7·Princeton def Youngstown Boarllman 14-7 • 1988-Cievelan<l St. Ignatius def Princeton 10·7 • 1!l89-CieYeland St. Ignatius del Moeller 34-28 • 1990-Warren Harding def Princeton 28-21 .1991-Cieveland SL Ignatius defCentefVille 24-21 • 1992-Cieveland St Ignatius def St. XSvter 24-14 • 1993-Cleveland Sl Ignatius del Moeliel' 38-20 • 1994-Cieveland St. Ignatius deiWestervllle South 20-3 • 1995-Cieve!Fnd St. Ignatius del BrunsWick 41·21 • 1996-Uma Senior def Clevelan<l St lgFJatlus 3&-30 • 1997-canton McKinley def Moeller 31·16 • 1998-Canton McKinley def St xa-.Aer 33-10. • 1999-Cieveland St. Ignatius def Huber Heights Wayne 24-10 • 2000-Upper Arlington def Solon 15-9 • 2001-Cievelan<l St. Ignatius del St Xavier 37-6 • Class AAA, the large school division, became Division I beginning in 1980. (NOT!: Ohio didn't begin its postseason football playoffs unti11972).

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Elder bulldozed into the Division I state finals ~:..gely behind its massive offensive line.. Just ask Fmdlay, which still wonders where the time went in last Saturday's state semifinals. Leading 34-31, the Panthers killed the final6:52with one bali-hogging poS. session. The 14-play, 63-yard drive- all runs - ended with Elder taking a knee at tlie Findlay 2-yard line. Game over, and now it's on to face Warren Harding in Saturday's state fin:,l in Canton. The Panthers' line of senior left tackle .Glenn "Digger" Bujnoch (6-foot-6, 265 pounds), senior left guard Marty Bauer (6-2, 265), junior center Corey McKenna (6-3, 260), senior right guard John Wolff (6-2, 250) and senior right tackle Tom Anevski (6-5, 270) is one of the biggest and best in Elder histozy. They led an offense that set 10-game school records for scoring average (37.1 points per game), average yards (409 per game) and touchdowns (52).

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Elder i1&tlt tackle Tom Anevsld was named second-team all-state.

"We knew going into the year that the offensive line would be our strength, an\1 it has been," Panthers coach Doug Ramsey said. "At the end of the Findlay game, we just wore their defense down." While running back: Bradley Glatthaar, quarterback Rob F1orian, and wide receivers Billy PQland and Kurt Gindling get the lion's share of yardage

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State champions

For Elder family, an heirloom CANI'ON -They're lovin'life at the LaRosa's on Boudinot The Comer Pub is so excited, it's halfway down the block. Is Price Hill Chili still there? Or did it simply disappear in a purple haze? Elder won the state football title Saturday night

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1923. They've probably Paul played it as ..llllu..lv well as they D111151n;~ 'J · did this sea_ _ _ son but never as successfully. When it was over, the snow was still blowing thick and sideways. On the Panthers' side of the field, jammed with 10,000 members of Elder Nation, it fell like confetti from a victory parade. "This is for the whole Elder family," pronounced quarterback Rob Florian. When it comes to Elder football, that's as eloquent as it gets.

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Elder quarterback Rob Florian runs the ball

through heavy snow against Warren Harding Saturday night at Fawcett Stadium in Canton.

West Side glory When you play for Elder, you're not playing just for you or your family or your school or your girlfriend. You're playing for your dad that played for Elder, for your teammates you'll likely remember for a lifetime and for the neighborhood that raised you and will never let you go. Elder is a state of mind. The Panthers hung on to beat Warren Harding 2119, building an early 14-0 lead, then sweating - if one can sweat in zero-degree wind chill- until Harding missed a two-point conversion with 50 seconds to play. They won because of stout defense early - Harding trailed 14-0 before it got a first down - and stout play from Florian late. The snow fell in horizontal sheets, swirling and dancing. It was like playing football inside a snow globe. Weather like.that strips football to its bones. . You 'fajtfor a fe\v W8 . plays and hope th~ belong &; you. One such play came at the end of the first quarter. On second-andgoal from the ll, Florian ran a quarterback draw, startin3:left, then cutting back to the middle, as if he were born on skates. He scored, making it 7-0. The Panthers went up 14-0 when Florian 49 yards with the wind to Ian Steidel. That came with 9:05 left in the second quarter. Elder's offense then went as cold as the weather until Florian made one final, decisive play. On third-and-5 from the Harding 43, Elder desperate with a 14-7 edge, Florian ran 41 yards on a draw. He might have scored if he 1 hadn't looked back to see who was chasing him. Youthful exuberance. "I knew one of those boys would catch me. I'm not

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Elder players hold their championship trophy as they celebrate their 21-19 victory Saturday night in Canton.

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The Panthers, with heavy snow falling on Canton's Fawcett Stadium, held on to beat Warren Harding 21-19 on Saturday night to win the school's first Division I state football title. It is Cincinnati's first Division I state title since Princeton won in 1987. Elder, playing in its home colors of purple shirts and purple pants, overcame a late Harding rally before a crowd of 20,395. Elder

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For coverage, go to Cincinnati. Com brought about 10,000 fans and had the bulk of the crowd in the 22,375seat stadium, where fans were covered with snow by game's end. Elder players raced happily onto the field at game's end, several swan-diving into the snow and making snow angels as their fans cheered wildly. Game time tern-

perature was 27 degrees, with windchill of 14 degrees. The wind was gusting between 20to 25 mph. "Our first time in the state finals, and we bring back a state champion~hip," Elder coaeh Doug Ramsey said. "It'8 great to bring it back to Cincinnati for the first time in a long time." Elder junior quarterback Rob Florian, who scored two IDs and passed for Elder's other score, said the Panthers can't wait to get back home for a reception at the school this afternoon.

"It's going to be one non-stop party," a grinning Florian said.

"The conditions weren't all that bad tonight, even with all the snow. There were a few slick spots, but nothing major. We were able to get the job done." Harding rallied from a 21-7 deficit with two touchdowns in the final 3:34 of the game. The final score brought Harding to within 21-19 v.ith 46 seconds left, and then Harding went for two points. See n.DER, Page C10


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Underwood, Sander and Hamby have Fiesta on mind

ly for members of the made it a little more second-ranked team in special," said Hamby, a tight end from the nation, has its drawMoeller. "Everyone backs. "Right after the is excited for me, Michigan game, people which kind of makes Thanksgivstarted asking me for tickets (to the Fiesta ing a little happier around the family." Underwood Bowl)," said Underwood, a defensive back Almost a week removed The last time from the biggest game of these players were from Hamilton. "I don't in close proximity to know what the ticket their lives, three local footsituation is going to be. ball products had plenty for home was in SepI think we get around tember, when the which to be thankful Ryan six or so. But a lot of Hamby, EJ. Underwood and Buckeyes escaped people are asking." BJ. Sander play Paul Brown Stadium For Sander, a punter football for Ohio with a come-fromState, and after behind 23-19 win from Roger Bacon, the helping the over the University questions started as Buckeyes beat of Cincinnati. AIsoon as he walked "< .·..-...' though the win kept through the door. Michigan 14-9 """--" last Ohio State's perfect "All kinds of family week to members had already record intact - the Ryan wrap up a spot called my parents and Bucks are 13-0 headthe Fiesta Ernst inBowl, asked what I'm going the three ing into the national got a six-day championship game to do with tickets," he Hamby - the team went said. break and their first trip Although the playhome in almost four months. back to Columbus ers have yet to decide what Away from the Scarlet and right after the game. That they're doing with their allotmeant everyone. Grey confines and the car"At least I could say I was ted tickets, their newly allotoverturning chaos in Columted free time is much less bus, these Buckeyes are get- in Cincinnati for three ting more than just a few hours," Hamby said. "But it's stressful. "It feels really weird to be home-cooked meals and a re- been forever since I really laying around and not doing prieve from up-downs. got to come home, so this They're getting time to re- week has been really, really anything with football," Unfleet, and time to look forgood. Last night was the best derwood said. "Yesterday I woke up at 2 (p.m.) and sleep I've had in a while. It ward. "Coming home is always just feels good to be back in thought I was late for pracspecial, but (beating Michimy own bed." tice. But I'm just going to gan) just topped it off and But being home, especial- take advantage of it and rest

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Others • Cincinnati State soccer players Steve Tabar and Dennis Setters made the All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference first team. Teammates Josh Plennan and Eric Koch were second-team selections . • Brett Dunlap (Lakota West), an Ohio Wesleyan soccer player, was second-team All-North Coast Athletic Conference. Erika Howland (Mariemont) was an honorable mention selection in the NCAC for Wesleyan soccer. • Mount St. Joseph forward Tom Luther (Moeller) was named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference player of the week. • John Oscar (Moeller) of the Coast Guard Academy was named to the All-Freedom Football Conference team. • NKU's Mike Kelsey (Elder) was named Great Lakes Valley Conterence basketball co-player of the week. • Abe Lawson (Fairfield), who plays football for Wilmington, was named to the All-Ohio Athletic C.onference second team. • NKU volleyball players Sara Taylor and Camml Welter were AllGreat Lakes Region selections. • Wooster soccer player Andrew Debord (Indian Hill) earned a spot on the AII-NCAC first team. • West Virginia Wesleyan football players Dan Breech (Lakota West) and Zach Condo (Turpin) were recognized by the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Breech was a first-team selection, Condo honorable mention. my body, then worry about coming back and working hard to get ready for the FiestaBowl." The Fiesta Bowl is still more than a month away, but at 3 p.m. Monday, the vacation is over. The Buckeyes have to report to Columbus for postseason preparations.

"We're just going to get back to lifting and running, basic things," Hamby said. "We don't know who our opponent is yet, so we're just going to have to stay tuned like everyone else."

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Cincinnati Gymnastics product Samantha Sheehan, 16, recently shocked the American gymnastics world, not only by making the World Championship Team for the United States but by placing third in the floor exercise in her first international competition. - • Cinci;mati Christian student Filla Hills, Ky.,fresh offher trip ngary for the competition, retook a break from the gym to anfive questions from Enquirer reporter Ryan Ernst. :low did you first get ind with gymnastics? .en I was younger, my sister did I always wanted to do whatever


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DIVISION I

FlrsiTNia OFFENSE: Ends-Devin Jordan, Massillon Washington, 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, senior; Ill Poland, Elder, 6-3, 186, or.; Treymayne Warfield, Warren Harding. 6-1, 165, sr. Unemen-Dan Pribula, Strongsville, 6-6, 310, sr.;John Reese, Lakewood St Edward, 6-1, 250, sr.; Cha~ie Norden, Dublin Scioto, 6-5, 250, sr.; Rob cameron, Tol. Start, 6-3, 260, jr.; lake Lay,

Colenln, 6-0, 260, ...; Tr Hall, Andonon, 6-6.

280, •·; zach Slates, Massillon Peny, 6-3, 300, sr. Quarterbacks-Brady Quinn, Dublin Coffman, 6-4, 215, sr.; K~e Johann, Findlay, 6-0, 185, sr.; Mike Daniels, PriMeton, 5-9, 180, •· Backs-Ricky Johnson, Massillon Washington, 6-1, 210, sr.; Brandon Murphy, Strongsville, 5-7, 170, sr.; Steve Howard, Gahanna Uncoln, 5-7, 185, sr. Klckers-AJ. Trapasso, Picke~ngton, 6-1, 200, jr.; James Addington, Findlay, 6-0, 175, sr. · DEFENSE: Unemen-Tony c.nHII, Elder, 6-1,225, ...; Nick l..arldn, St. Xarior, 6-5,257, or.; Travis Kovach, Massillon Peny, 5-8, 170, sr.; Phil Hallman, Solon, 5-11, 200, sr.; Adam Cross, Grove City, 6-2, 265, sr.;Josh Champion, Mansfield Sr.. 6-2, 210, sr. Unebackers-Curt Lukens, N. canton Hoover, 6-3, 205, sr.; Pl1il Hartman, Findlay, 5-10, 183, sr,; Stuart Reid, Plckenngton, 6-3,280, sr.; Adam Kadela, Dublin Coffman, 6-3, 230, sr.; James Johnson, Warren Harding. 5-10, 173, sr.; Aaron Lewis, Clayton Northmont, 6-0, 206, sr. Backs-Tony Gonzalez, Cleve. St. Ignatius, 6-0, 195, sr.; Mike Phillips, Warren Harding, 5-11, 180, sr.; Davanzo Tate, Y town Fitch, 5-11, 175, sr.; Jake Kuhner, 5-10, 175, sr.; Jarad Hunter, Tol. Start, Punter-Mike Kokal, Warren Harding. 6-2, 185, sr. Oflensln plaJwoftheyur: Brandon Murphy, Strongsville. Defensin .,._..of the,_, Tony c.vltll, Elder; Curt Lukens, N. Canton Hoover; Tony Gonzalez, Cleve. St Ignatius. c:o.ct.s of the yur: Tom Narducci, Hudson; Ooug Rlunooy, Elder; Jack Johnson, Pickerington.

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OfFENSE: Ends-zach Williams, Findlay, 5-11, 150, sr.; Matt Wittenmyer, Findlay, 6-1, 185, sr.; Jerrod Gaines, Spnng. South, 6-0, 170, sr. Unemen-Cory Banlentos, Lancaster, 6-2, 255, sr.; Tom Anenld, Elder, 6-5, 270, ... ; CMs Teter, N. canton Hoover, 6-0, 275, sr.; Jamison Hultline, Brunswick, 6-2, 267, sr.; Dan Oragolich, Mentor, 5-11, 230, sr.; Ryan Pansi, Mentor, 6-4, 300, sr. Quarterbacks-Tom Zetts, Youngs. Boardman, 6-1, 195, sr.; Matt WISniewski, Brunswick, 6-1, 170, sr.; Shaun Carney, Lakewood St Edward, 5-11, 192, sr.; Thorn Abbott, Mentor, 6-2, 180,jr. Backs-David Phillips, Mansfield Sr., 5-9, 180, jr.;Justin Smith, Hudson, 5-10, 176, sr.; Ryan Bnnson, Canton McKinley, 5-9, 165, soph. Kicker-Brian Pierce, Lakewood St Edward, 5-11, 180, sr. DEFENSE: Unemen-BrattManiacl, Hilliard Oarby, 6-2, 210, sr.; Nick Wolf, Findlay, 6-0, 175, sr.; Nil Adjel Oninku, Clayton Northmont. 6-3, 243, Jr.; Peter Foradas, N. canton Hoover, 5-11, 209, sr.; Mike Villagrana, Youngs. Boardman, 6-4, 235, sr. Unebackers-Calvin Bell, Miamisburg. 6-2, 206, sr; Marcus Freeman, HuberHts. Wayne, 6-2, 225,jr.; Shawn Crable, Massillon Washington, 6-6, 230, sr.; Josh Clarl<, Brunswick, 5-10, 205, sr. Backs-Jamario O'Neal, Mansfield Sr., 6-1, 175, Josh Widman, Findlay, 5-10, 155, sr.; CJ. Novence, Hudson, 5-9, 163, sr.; K~ecal­ vert, Massillon Jackson, 5-10, 190, jr. Punter-Kavin Gerber, Westerville North, 6-1, 185. sr. Special Mlnllan Locals Maurice Johnson, Colerain; Bradley Glatthaar, Elder, Reed Hamilton, Moeller; Adam Young. Colerain; Andrew Johnson, Winton Woods; Brandon Maupin, Lakota West Shaun FitZgibbons, Sycamore; Eric Thatcher, Moeller; John Kames, Lebanon; Justin Ray, Oak Hills.

DIVISION U FlrsiTNIII OFFENSE: Ends-Tyler Robinson, Tol. Cent Cath .. 5-foot-10, 155 pounds, senior; Justin Boudler, Louisville, 6-3, 175, sr.; Sean Hunter, Cols. St Charies, 6-3, 184, sr. Unemen-Logan Tidnck, New Pl111adelphia, 6-7,300, sr.; Charies Grandjean, Cols. Walnut Ridge, 6-3, 348, sr.; Andrew Stranford, Tol. St Francis, 6-3, 285, sr.; CMs Vangas, Dayton Chaminade-Julienne, 6-3, 290, sr.; Ryne Nut!, Warren Howland, 6-4, 305, sr.; Brendan Jeffries, Macedonia Nordania, 6-3, 285, Jr.; F8dn Baryori, Klnp, 6-2, 235, or. Quarterbacks-Brad .......,, Klnp, 6-1, 190, ... ; Gary Whaley, Louisville, 6-1, 185, sr. Backs-Chase Hostetler, New Philadelphia, 6-0, 190, sr.; Tim Curran, Olmsted Falls, 6-1, 175, sr.; Derek Barl<sdale, To!. Cent. Cath., 5-9, 170, sr.; Javon Ringer, Dayton Chaminade-Julienne, 5-10, 180, soph.; Ed McElroy, Youngs. Chaney, 5-10, 175, sr.; Dan Macon, Macedonia Nordonla, 6-1, 200, sr.; Harvey Scooter'' McDougle, E. Cleve. Shaw, 6-0, 235, sr. Kicker-Andrew Wellock, Greensburg Green, 6-0, 170, sr. DEFENSE: Unemen-Keilan Dykes, Youngs. Chaney, 6-4, 250, sr.; Jesse Cole, Avon Lake, 6-1, 195, sr.; Kurt Brammer, Mariette, 6-2, 210, sr.; Steve Fender, Tol. St. Francis, 6-4, 240, sr.; Jon Nlwton, Ropr lllcon, 6-3, 275, or.; Stephan Sanders, Ravenna, 6-3, 250, sr. Unebackers-George Anderson, Cols. Mifflin, 6-1, 210, sr.; John Lonchyna, To\. St Francis, 6-2, 240, sr.; IIQmond E:dwenls, Woodward, 6-5, 235, ...; Curtis Elsass, Louisville, 5-9, 190, sr.; Chad Hoobler, Carrollton, 6-4, 221, jr.; Josh McCoy, Loveland, 6-2, 210, sr.; Marl< Scott Defiance, 5-10, 175, sr. Backs-CMs Allen, Ravenna, 5-10, 165, sr.; Marc Justin, Louisville, 5-9, 160, sr.; Matt MIII'Jihr, Norwood, S-8, 160, or.; Paul Long. Dayton Meadowdale, 6-1,177. sr.;Tom Rogers, canfield, 5-10, 170, sr. Punters-Jordan Lear, zanesville, 6-7, 220, sr.; Jim Laney, To\. St Francis, 6-3, 185, sr.

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Second Team OFFENSE: Ends-Cecil Boykin, Cols. West 6-0, 185, sr.; Ernie Wheelwright, Cols. Walnut Ridge, 6-5, 210, sr.; Patrick O'Bryan, Dayton carroll, 6-2, 190, sr. Unemen-Nick Gaston, Cols. Brookhaven, 6-3, 300, sr.;JeremySm~. Tiffin Columbian, 6-0,222, sr.; Alex Clertcus, Vandalia Butler, 6-2, 245, sr.; Trevls Saner, Uniontown Lake, 6-3, 290, sr.; Devon Johnson, Copley, 6-2, 285, sr.; JJ. Rousher, Canfield, 6-3, 250, jr. Quarterback-Jack Rafferty, Cols. St Charies, 6-0, 185, Jr. Backs-Gary Russell, Cols. Walnut Ridge, 5-11, 207, sr.; Tim Spencer, Tiffin Columbian, 5-9, 182, Jr.; Tyler Kelly, Marietta, 5-11, 205, sr. Klcker-Rory Meister, Mansfield Madison, 6-2, 185, sr. IIEI'ENSE: Unemen-Jeff Hennan, carrollton, 6-1, 224, sr.; Dan Henderson, Co!s. Marion-Franklin, 6-3, 330, sr.; Greg Spencer, Cols. Brookhaven, 6-3, 210, sr.; Corey Peacock, Tiffin Columbian, !\-I, 218,sr. Unebackers-Jordan Young. zanesville, 6-1, 195, jr.; Matt Couch, Roa, 6-1, 218, •·; Mike Tu~anica, Canfleld, 6-0, 195, sr.; Paul Dannemiller, Greensburg Green, 5-7., 165, sr.; Reggie Smith, E. Cleve. Shaw, 6-2, 235, sr.; Jordan Lonchyna, To!. St Francis, 6-2, 216, sr. Backs-Mike McSoriey, ~. S-8, 155, •·; DBfe Miller, Uniontown Lake, 5-10, 185, sr.; Josh Sommers, Uniontown Lake, 6-1, 154, sr. PunterBen Rulli, DaytOn Carroll, 6-3, 300, sr. Special Mention

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3-Point Goals-Milwaukee 4-20 (Redd 3-10, Kukoc 1-4, Cassell 0-1, Murray 0-1, Ollie 0-1, Thomas 0-3), Phoenix 2-10 (JJohnson 1-1, Marton 1-2, Hardaway 0-1, Stoudemire 0-1, Marbury 0-2, Jacobsen 0-3). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Milwaukee 47 (Redd 11), Phoenix 69 (Marion 15). Assists-Milwaukee 15 (Cassell 5), Phoenix 26 (Marbury 12). Total fouls-Milwaukee 26, Phoenix 19. Technica\s-Milwaukee Defensive Three Second, Phoen~ Defensive Three Second. A-12,986 (19,023).

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL APTop 25 The top 25 teams In The Associated Press' men's college basketball poll, with flrst-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 24, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previou=g; Pis 1'\'

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VARSITY HEAD COACH ......................................................... Bob Crable VARSITY ASSISTANTS ................................... Dave Angelo, Joe Kinnett .................................................. Dave Lapham, J.B. Lind, Tim Moorman ....................................................... Todd Naumann, Tim Odom, Bob Tull JV COACHES ................................................Jason Ahlers, Chris Majors ......................................................................James O'Keefe, Boris Smith FRESHMEN COACHES .......................... Bob Kolkmeyer, Ryan Cooper ............................ Dave Faller, Bob Fuller, Rich Goodhart, Mike Holcak Managers ................................... Ray Yowler, Dan Hopkins, Phil Yowler ................................. Kyle lmbronyev, Jeremy Siderits, Matt lmbronyev BAND DIRECTOR ...............................................................Bob Browning ANNOUNCER ...........................................................................Rick Crema STATISTICIAN ............................................................................ Tom Blatz CLOCK OPERATOR ................................................................... Ron Roth CHEERLEADER MODERATOR ............................................... Debi Cass COLORS .................................................................... BLUE-WHITE-GOLD

SEASON RECORD MHS21 MHS14 MHS29 MHS6 MHS21 MHS26 MHS21 MHS55 MHS21 MHS48 MHS34

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